Amazing Audiobooks Nominations
Please feel free to suggest a title!
Updated March 6, 2015
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, read by Kirby Heyborne and Ariadne Meyers. Listening Library, 2015. 11 hours, 4 minutes; 9 discs. 978-0-5535-5219-5. After Theodore “the freak” Finch talks down popular Violet Markey from the school bell tower, they team up for a school project wandering Indiana. Meyers’ authentic teen voice captures Violet’s fear and heartbreak; Heyborne voices Finch with such vibrancy it makes his descent all the more heartbreaking.
Fairest by Marissa Meyer, read by Rebecca Soler. Macmillan Audio, 2015. 6 hours, 30 minutes; 6 discs. 978-1-4272-5885-4. Previous books in the Lunar Chronicles series showed that Queen Levana of Luna wants to not just keep her crown, but extend her control over Earth, beginning with a marriage to Prince Kai. This book reveals Levana’s past and the events that have made her desperate to maintain her “glamour” of beauty and achieve her dreams of Empire. Soler is able to perfectly match the attitudes and thoughts of the characters.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, read by Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Reece Shearsmith, Lenny Henry, and an ensemble cast. Harper Audio, 2014. 8 hours, 24 minutes; 7 discs. 978-0-0623-6446-3. As the “Jacks of all trade” continue to seek after his life, Nobody Owens finds protection and power in the residents of a graveyard, but his lessons soon come to an end as he must face his past and live life away from the dead. Derek Jacobi and a full cast production bring new life to The Graveyard Book, combining outstanding, distinct narration with superb production that few audiobooks can match